This party was led by planters, farmers, and wage earners living mainly n the south and west. The party was pro-France, believed in strong State governments, interpreted the Constitution very strictly, supported individual liberties, and believed in government by the educated masses.
The next most important issue is the protection and expansion of borders as well as gain respect from other countries. One of the first events that America faced was the Pinckney's Treaty of 1795. From this treaty Spain recognized the U.S. right to navigate on the Mississippi River, the boundary between Spanish Florida and the U.S. was set at the 31st parallel, and also Spain and the U.S. promised not to incite Indian attacks against each other. The next event America faced dealing with the aforementioned issues is the 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts. One of the acts gave the President power to deport any alien he thought dangerous to the nation, and another act provided heavy fines and jail terms for persons who criticized federal officials in "false,